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A 10-part cohort series to help emerging technology companies accelerate growth and development

Tech Venture Accelerator Boulder (TVX-Boulder)

What is TVX-Boulder?

TVX-Boulder (TVXB) is an exclusive 10-part cohort series designed to help emerging companies in Colorado’s advanced industries to overcome hurdles in order to accelerate growth and development. The format, topics and tangible assistance the program offers was developed from success working with early- and second-stage science and technology ventures for more than 10 years. TVXB focuses on growth through non-dilutive capital sources (so you aren’t giving away any equity in your company) and technology commercialization.

When will the next cohort be held?

  • Sept. 12 – Nov. 21, 2024 (no session Oct. 24)
  • Thursday mornings, 9:00 – 11:30 am
  • Held in person at the Boulder SBDC

How is the program structured?

The series combines a virtual peer group format with more than 30 hours of strategic growth consulting:

  • 10-Session Peer Group Format
    These weekly 90-minute virtual sessions are facilitated discussions with founders/C-level executives and subject matter experts where challenges and successes are shared to find constructive solutions.
  • 30 Hours of Ongoing, Strategic Growth Consulting
    Lead consultants and subject matter experts provide market research and assistance with commercialization plans, business development and overall business structure—all customized for your business’ stage, situation and goals.

Who should apply?

Because of funding from the City of Boulder, TVX-Boulder is designed for City of Boulder-based businesses and their founders, C-level leaders and executive managers Colorado’s advanced industries, including:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Aerospace
  • Bioscience
  • Electronics
  • Energy and natural resources (including cleantech)
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Technology and information
  • Other innovative science and technology businesses

“We all come from the technology side – not business. We’re starting to reach our market and there’s so much potential, but now we are experiencing challenges that we know others have overcome before. We want to know how they solved it.”

“We’re scientists. We spent 5 years honing the science, now ready to go to market. We could use help.”

Does this sounds like you? If the answer is yes, you should apply for Tech Venture Accelerator.

What topics will be covered?

  • Market Research/Customer Discovery
  • Positioning Statements
  • Federal R&D Tax Credits
  • Structure of a Pitch
  • SBIR & Advanced Industries Grants
  • Marketing & Business Model Strategies
  • Value Proposition
  • Identifying Target Markets
  • Sales Team Compensation
  • Building Management Teams
  • Sales/Distribution Channels
  • Protecting & Marking IP
  • Legal Matters
  • Non-Dilutive Sources of Funding
  • Writing Commercialization Plans
  • Building a Dashboard & Performance Indicators
  • Contracting with the Government
  • Accounting for Government Contracts

Eligibility

To apply for TVX-Boulder, businesses must:

  • Be a science and technology business with its headquarters based in the City of Boulder
  • Have the potential for submitting SBIR/STTR proposals
The Colorado SBDC TechSource program also offers Tech Venture Accelerator for Women (TVXW). Learn more here.

Cost

The cost of the cohort is $2,450/participant. However, because of generous funding from the City of Boulder, the cost to participate will be fully offset for accepted businesses. No more than 10 businesses will accepted into this exclusive TVX-Boulder cohort.

Applications for the fall 2024 cohort will open in July. To receive a notification when the application is available, please fill out your information below.

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